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engine wont turn over
Posted by: doddfish ()
Date: March 07, 2012 02:35AM

my 64 vair vert wont turn over just a lil clicking around the carbs battery is fine any idea?



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Re: enjine wont turn over
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: March 07, 2012 02:38AM

Need more details.

Have you checked the starter?

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Re: enjine wont turn over
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: March 07, 2012 02:39AM

Clicking is usual low voltage, sure about that battery and the connections?

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Re: enjine wont turn over
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 07, 2012 02:40AM

Clicking is LOW VOLTAGE.... or a bad starter motor solinoid.

Have a Voltmeter? Read the battery voltage on it's POSTS while trying to crank.

If it doesn't drop below 11 volts.. bat is fine..

Now move the test leads to the cable ends...if OK.. then to the starter solinoid.


If all places read OK... then it's the solinoid... OR the lead to the "S" [ purple] on the solenoid has low voltage... put the "+" lead on the S terminal.

Tell us what you find..





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Re: enjine wont turn over
Posted by: doddfish ()
Date: March 07, 2012 02:49AM

off to Advance for a voltmeter .Will let you know Thanx

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Re: enjine wont turn over
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: March 07, 2012 02:50AM

Knowing the battery voltage is a good starting point. What tests have you done so far ?

John

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Re: enjine wont turn over
Posted by: doddfish ()
Date: March 08, 2012 02:06AM

will be the first test

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Re: engine wont turn over
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: March 08, 2012 06:37PM

Since your going to advanced auto make sure before you go that your battery cables are in good shape. If not you can pickup some new ones. Just a thought.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: engine wont turn over
Posted by: doddfish ()
Date: March 11, 2012 08:30PM

picked up a charging system analzer ,the battery lit up 2 lights should have lit up at least 3the starter lit up its required 5.jumped the battery charged some and the enjine turned over ran a couple minutes and cut off and wont run but a moment then cut off now!

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Re: engine wont turn over
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 11, 2012 08:34PM

Sounds like it's not charging.. battery went dead again...


Put a charger on the battery overnight at least.. they are automatic and won't overcharge...





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Re: engine wont turn over
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: March 11, 2012 08:39PM

My Corvair has 12.74 volts, my everyday driver has 12.68 volts. They both crank over at proper speed.

John

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Re: engine wont turn over
Posted by: bubba ()
Date: March 11, 2012 09:39PM

im thinkin remove the batt. cables, clean them, reinstall them on a fully charged battery.....then test the alt.

bubba, chester ca.

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Re: engine wont turn over
Posted by: doddfish ()
Date: March 12, 2012 04:55PM

Put the battery charger on overnite and the voltage is is amped up and the enjine turns over well sounds strong but quickly cuts off after you take the foot off the gas?

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Re: engine wont turn over
Posted by: doddfish ()
Date: March 12, 2012 05:53PM

have the enjine going and driving but if you dont have the foot on the gas it idles out!

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Re: engine wont turn over
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: March 12, 2012 06:48PM

Battery sounds like it's good now, time to get into the carburetors.

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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